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Orbulina universa

  found on     Gozo, Malta    by   David    Langhian/Miocene      Taxon Profile

View into a cracked specimen of Orbulina universa, showing the primordial chambers.

SEM picture taken together with Dr. Rosenfeldt
head of the Mikrobiologische Vereinigung

This specimen has been picked out by Karl-Otto from the material David provided.

The classification is based upon: The Fossil Foraminifera of the Tertiary Basin of Vienna, Revision of the monograph by ALCIDE d'ORBIGNY (1846) by ADOLF PAPP, MANFRED E. SCHMID, ABHANDLUNGEN DER GEOLOGISCHEN BUNDESANSTALT, Band 37, Wien 1985,

Papp/Schmidts The classification is as Orbulina suturalis Broennimann seems to be outdated and original Orbulina universa d'Orbigny valid.
                      Orbulina universa, Gozo, Malta, Miocene, Langhian